Topic - William Shakespeare

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  • During the 17th century, William Shakespeare wrote plays about an interracial relationship in “Othello” and a multi-religious relationship in “The Merchant of Venice.” In 1957, Leonard Bernstein updated Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in his hit musical “West Side Story,” in which white, working class Tony falls in love with Puerto Rican Maria.

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  • "My view is that people are increasingly enabled by technology but also rather isolated by it - isolated from visceral experiences," he said. "Being in a room with Viola or with Richard III or with any of those characters as they go through real experiences and real emotions - that beats watching it on the screen every time."

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